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In Session

Ryan MacLeod, MA, LMFTA & George Bitar, PhD, LMFT

In Session is a radio show created by two psychotherapists who wanted to talk about mental health issues in a way that reduces the stigma attached to these disorders and increases understanding about seeking help. This is done through telling the stories of people affected by mental health issues and the experts working in the field.
Good therapy honors the person's story. So does good radio.

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Jan 2, 2016 Ryan MacLeod, MA, LMFTA & George Bitar, PhD, LMFT
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In this episode we talk with Dr. Vagdevi Meunier and Dr. Bill Bumberry about Gottman Method Therapy, a science-based approach to couples therapy. They describe the personal and professional journeys that led them to the model and vividly illustrate several key concepts, including the 4 Horsemen, flooding, and taking the positive perspective. Both are true experts in the field of couples therapy and have an incredible passion for helping couples, which shines through during the interview. Drs....
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May 30, 2014 Ryan MacLeod, MA, LMFTA & George Bitar, PhD, LMFT
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In this episode, we examine the nature of suffering and how we cope with it. Dr. Steven Hayes, the developer of Acceptance and Commmitment Therapy and one of the foremost psychologists in the world, talks about what we can find when we open ourselves to fully experience the grief and suffering in our personal histories. In our current age of what he termed the "syndromization of human suffering," Dr. Hayes' story speaks of a more compassionate, less labeling approach toward the...
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May 15, 2014 Ryan MacLeod, MA, LMFTA & George Bitar, PhD, LMFT
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Over 23 million Americans struggle with a substance use disorder, which is roughly equal to the population of Texas. There are many stories in the media dedicated to the horrors and downfall of addiction, but the stories of people actually getting to long term recovery don't often receive the same level of attention. This is one man's story of moving to the other side. 
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Apr 3, 2014 Ryan MacLeod, MA, LMFTA & George Bitar, PhD, LMFT
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In this episode, we talked with Samb and his wife, Mary. Samb struggled with an undiagnosed case of Borderline Personality disorder until his 40's. To his friends and those who knew him, Samb was intelligent, funny, a skilled craftsman, and an all around superb guy. But there was a dark side. Most people never saw this side of him that included intense shifts in mood and affect, usually toward anger and rage. When these intense shifts in mood set in, Samb said it was like driving down a...
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Mar 20, 2014 Ryan MacLeod, MA, LMFTA & George Bitar, PhD, LMFT
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In Session is a podcast about life, therapy, and hope. It was created by two psychotherapists, Ryan MacLeod and George Bitar. Much of the music you will here in this, and other full episodes, is entirely original, composed and performed by Luke Payne. We would like to share this preview of what we are about. Thanks.